November is Native American Heritage Month. For as long as I can remember, my dad would reference our Cherokee heritage. From when his hair was completely black to when it was streaked with silver, he'd share the few Cherokee words...
When I was a teenager, I played competitive travel softball. My team was unique in that we started playing together in 7th grade and stayed together until we graduated high school. We were more like family than teammates. But...
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My husband is a mental health therapist. Though he obviously can't ethically offer me counseling on the side, nor would I want him to (hello, half of the problems I need to discuss come from sharing my house with...
It was my fault he said. We had both had too much to drink. I went into the laundry room to change a load over; he came in, called me names, and said he was leaving for good. I...
I can feel it at the back of my mind. That jittery numb feeling that is so compelling to sink into and feel nothing. It's the fly that you can hear but can't see and it drives you crazy....
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I am competitive by nature. Anytime I can compete, I do, which is why “I’m one of the boys.” That’s right, I am currently 3-0 in our fantasy football league and I love to rub it in everyone’s face....
To be fair, there are still three full months left of the year, so there’s a pretty good chance I may end up eating my words. I’ve always been a silver lining kind of gal, so I really want...
When it was almost time for school to start this year, I finally went through the grocery bag of my daughter's stuff we picked up from her school in May. And I had a bit of a meltdown when...
Calling all '90s kids...everything you need to survive the sheer insanity of this year can be found in a classic, if not a touch dated, Robin Williams movie. Who knew!? (High-waisted tapered leg jeans and obligatory flannel shirts not...

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